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Following cataract surgery, are generic medications OK to use rather than name-brand medicine? There is quite a price difference. I'd like to know if I should stick with the name-brand meds that my eye doctor has prescribed.

In many instances, the generic medications will work just as well. However, occasionally, the surgeon may feel that the brand name medicine has a clinical advantage. Therefore, tell your cataract surgeon your concerns about the cost and ask if the generic alternative would be acceptable.

Answered by: David F. Chang, MD Dr. David F. Chang

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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Answered: Apr 16, 2013